Restore a Full Arch of Missing Teeth
All-on-4 is the most progressive tooth restoration option available for patients who are missing a full arch of teeth. This system was created in Europe in the 1990s to help patients suffering from severe tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. The system works by placing 4 implant fixtures into a section of the jaw where bone density is high. These implants are used to secure a full-arch denture, resulting in a durable and long-lasting solution to your tooth loss.
Unlike traditional dental implants, All-on-4 can be placed without the need for supplemental procedures, even for patients who have experienced a loss in jawbone density. Thanks to the unique treatment process, All-on-4 renovates the beauty of your smile while providing you with the function of natural teeth.
Benefits of All-On-4
Losing multiple teeth can lead to severe speech impediments, trouble eating, intense oral pain, and loss of jawbone density. It can also be detrimental to your emotional well-being, as well as impact your social and romantic life. For some patients, taking your dentures out every night can be embarrassing and impractical. All-on-4 quickly restores your smile without the social embarrassment and other hassles of dentures.
If you’re missing a whole arch of teeth, All-on-4 might be your more rational treatment option. With this procedure, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of dental implants without having to wait for osseointegration to take place. Instead of waiting four to six months for the implant to heal, your All-on-4 implant dentures are able to immediately withstand the pressures involved in eating and speaking.
All-on-4 is also more cost-efficient than replacing specific teeth with dental implants. By limiting the number of fixtures, you can limit your total treatment cost. In addition, using fewer implants will allow your jawbone to undergo less stress. Best of all, you can still enjoy the same lifelong benefits as dental implants with proper care and maintenance.
All-on-4 vs. Traditional Dentures
There are a variety of reasons that patients may complain about their dentures. For one, they don’t always feel comfortable and natural in your mouth. In many cases, patients say that their dentures pinch their gums, cause jaw pain, and can even set off their gag reflexes.
With All-on-4, patients are able to benefit from the aesthetic restoration of dentures without all of the discomforts. Because All-on-4 dentures are anchored to your jawbone with implants, you won’t have to worry about them slipping out while you’re talking or eating. You also won’t need to deal with messy adhesives and inconvenient denture pastes.
One of the greatest advantages of All-on-4 over traditional dentures is that patients are able to eat any food they want and enjoy it. People who opt for traditional dentures often complain that they can’t taste their food because the prosthetic blocks their taste buds. Some foods can also be difficult to chew with dentures. Thanks to All-on-4, you can chew any food without difficulty and enjoy the natural flavors.
All-on-4 dentures are also much easier to clean than traditional dentures, because you don’t need to take them out to clean under the arches. Instead, you can maintain them with regular brushing and flossing. All-on-4 technology is truly unparalleled, allowing you to enjoy the many benefits of dental implants immediately after your surgery.
Visit Dentistry By Design For All-on-4
Are you suffering from extensive tooth loss and decay? All-on-4 could be the innovative solution you’ve been waiting for.
Call our Charlottesville practice at (434) 975-6181 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Akeel today. We look forward to helping you improve your smile!